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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 05:04
Presidential office reviewing candidates for next central bank governor
Cheong Wa Dae (presidential office) is reviewing possible candidates to replace Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol, whose term is over at the end of next month.
Foreign workers should file year-end taxes
Wage-earning workers of foreign nationality should file a year-end tax settlement just as workers of Korean nationality do, the tax agency said Sunday. The agency provides various services to support foreign employees in filing their taxes in the country.
Guidelines for financial platform businesses
FSS Governor Jeong Eun-bo speaks at a meeting with representatives of financial platform businesses held in Seoul, Wednesday. Jeong said that supervision guidelines for financial platform businesses will be set up under the principle that the same regulations should apply to both IT companies and traditional financial businesses, as long as they are engaged in the same functi...
IMF revises down economic growth outlook for Korea to 3 percent in 2022
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its growth outlook for Korea this year by 0.3 of a percentage point to 3 percent, from its previous estimate, citing the impact of the spread of the Omicron variant and the pessimistic outlook for the U.S. and China, which are Korea's key trade partners.
400th contribution
Robert Neff, right, who has been contributing articles on Korean history in the “About the Past” section of The Korea Times, receives a plaque of gratitude from The Korea Times President-Publisher Oh Young-jin for his 400th contribution, at the newspapers' headquarters in downtown Seoul, Jan. 7. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Koreans drawn to unhealthy bread
While Koreans are increasing their consumption of bread, they seem to be often drawn to “unhealthy” types rather than healthy ones, according to a research paper that especially warned against Ang-Butter and croissants.
Korea's demographic crisis: Local towns face extinction
With 0.64 babies born per woman, the city of Seoul has the lowest birth rate in the country, and the number of deaths here has already surpassed the number of births. But the population of the capital area is not decreasing, as it continually absorbs more people - especially young people - migrating in from other parts of the country. Meanwhile, an increasing number of small ...
North Korea's leader looks slimmer than ever
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, seems to be have reached his lowest weight in at least the past few years.
While foreigners love Korean-style chicken, Koreans say it isn't really Korean: surveys
People overseas pick Korean-style fried chicken as their favorite Korean food, while more than half of the Koreans surveyed do not think it belongs in that category, according to recent polls.
What makes people obese in Incheon's Ongjin County?
Incheon's Ongjin County is a collection of 100 islands known for their fishing villages and remote tourist getaways. But this region is becoming famous for something else: having the highest obesity rate in Korea.
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